(OLNEY) The City of Olney Water Department has announced it will be switching the disinfectant in the city’s water distribution system from combined chlorine to free chlorine this coming Monday, October 1. This switch is for maintenance purposes and is in conjunction with the biannual flushing which will take place a week from Sunday night, October 7. During this switch, those that use water from the City of Olney may notice a stronger chlorine smell while the free chlorine is being used. Patience is appreciated.
(OLNEY) The Olney Arts Council will have its popular Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts today from 9:00 to 4:00 in the Olney City Park. With several new artists this year, there will jewelry, photography, wooden items, pottery, paintings, ceramics, and more, plus a full lineup of entertainment at the Band Shell. Also plenty of children’s activities throughout the day, not to mention the fourteen different food concession stands. The Olney Arts Council is asking for a $2 donation at the gate with proceeds to benefit the OAC’s Grass Roots program. That’s today, the Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts, in the Olney City Park.
(OLNEY) Carle Richland Memorial Hospital and Walmart in Olney is hosting a free Child Car Safety Seat Check today, from 9:00 to 1:00, at the north end of the Walmart SuperCenter parking lot. Parents and caregivers will learn information about properly installing a car seat, about the appropriate safety seat for different children, and about the new law taking effect in 2019 requiring children age 2 and under be placed in rear-facing safety seats. All are encouraged to take advantage of this important and free event.
(NEWTON/OLNEY) The American Red Cross is urging all eligible donors to get out & give blood during this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s the list of upcoming area blood drives : today at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham from 7:45 to 2:15 : tomorrow morning at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Olney from 8:00 to 12:00 : all blood types and platelets are needed, especially type “O”.